John Pusey lived with his wife, Francis, in Mendy Street (near the Eden Centre.) After leaving school he worked as a machinist at Messrs W. Birch (furniture manufacturers) as well as serving in the Bucks Territorials. At the start of the war he was mobilised and sent abroad. He was reported missing at Dunkirk, but in fact had been taken prisoner. After three days in captivity he escaped and returned to England.
He was send again to France on D-Day and was wounded soon afterwards. He was sent to hospital in England and died from his wounds on February 16th 1945.